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District 153 tax levy up 3%

The District 153 school board approved a $15.46 million 2020 levy at its Nov. 23 meeting. It reflects a 3% increase over the previous year.

In a report to the board, John Gibson, chief school business manager, said the levy stays within the 2.3% Consumer Price Index increase. It maximizes the tax rates for all budget funds, such as the education, operations and maintenance, special education and transportation. It also increases the Bond & Interest Fund by 2.64% because it is not affected by state property tax caps. 

The district should . . .

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